Social Skills

School-Wide Social Skills Curriculum

Private Social Groups

    • Academy Metro West (Natick)
    • Licensed mental health counselors run weekly group therapy sessions for children between the ages of 6 and 15. Groups take place in a gymnasium setting and center on cooperative, non-competitive physical activity. Children are placed in groups based upon age, grade, physical skills, overall developmental level, and personality, with the goal of maximizing the chances for forming meaningful connections with fellow group members.
    • The Acadmemy of Physical and Social Development (Newton)
    • The Academy is a child and adolescent centered agency offering a social skills group program, individual counseling, and school-based services to Newton and the greater Boston Area.
  • Advances Learning Center
    • 85 Main Street suite 102 Watertown, MA. 617-923-7575
  • Alison Ratner Mayer / Child Therapy in Boston
    • Social skills, music therapy, and sibling support groups.
    • 400 Hunnewell St, Needham, MA. 781-400-2641
  • The Ely Center
    • 400 Hunnewell St., Needham MA. 781-400-2605
  • MGH Aspire
    • Massachusetts General Hospital - Wellesley, Charlestown sites & Hale Reservation, Westwood (Summer)
    • Dr. Scott McLeod, Youth Care Executive Director
    • 47A River Street, Suite A200 Wellesley, MA 02481 617-726-0060
  • Confidence Connection
    • Eve Weber, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, Director
    • 140 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494 781-433-9890
  • Learning Solutions
  • Social Dynamix
    • This interactive learning program combines expressive therapy, psychodrama, social pragmatics, and theatre to help individuals overcome anxiety in social settings and acquire a larger repertoire of pragmatic skills.
  • Group Dynamic
    • An after-school activity group counseling program that focuses on children's personal and social growth

Web Sites

  • Social Thinking
    • A website dedicated to providing practical frameworks, strategies and products to teach social problem solving, social emotional interpretation and social skills across schools, homes, communities and workplaces across the lifespan and around the globe.
    • Social Skills Central
    • A website produced by The Guidance Group, a publishing company that specializes in hands-on materials for character education, life skills, school success and mental health.
  • How to Make and Keep Friends
    • Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs, friendship experts and social coaches, created this site as a resource to support the social success of children at home, at school and on the playground.